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stratovolcano 1117 m / 3,665 ft
Kyushu, Japan, 31.59°N / 130.66°E
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Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): emissions to 11,000 ft

Monday Jun 08, 2020 07:22 AM | BY: MARTIN

Dispersed volcanic ash from Sakurajima volcano on 4 June (image: Sakurajima webcam)
Dispersed volcanic ash from Sakurajima volcano on 4 June (image: Sakurajima webcam)
The activity of the volcano continues at high levels.
On 5 June at 02:10 local time Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo recorded another vigorous eruption that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 11,000 ft (3,352 m) altitude. Blocks were ejected as far as 2 km away from the crater.
Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater and caused avalanches of material.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 1200 tonnes/day.
Tremor has not shown significant variations. The seismic station records 36 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 8 June 2020
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